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2.2.1 CERTIFICATES AND DOCUMENTS
On taking over command, the Master should check all the vessel’s trading documents as to
Trading documents include
For crew documents please see section 2.3.2 Crew documents.
A list of the documents to be carried on board can be found in Annex 1. It is necessary for the Master and his/her officers to closely co-operate with the vessel’s Chief Engineer, who may keep documents in respect of the vessel’s engine and other installations that are not kept in the vessel’s office.
If the vessel does not have valid trading documents
Should the Company need to defend claims and/or provide evidence to third parties or the authorities to prove compliance with the SMS, full and proper records of ship borne activities will be essential, including test or inspection certificates, repair accounts, routine inspections etc.